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Archive for August, 2016

Here Comes the Bride – Wedding Terms in French Posted by on Aug 18, 2016

It’s so nice to dress up and celebrate the union of two of your friends. With just a few words and a kiss (and a LOT of behind the scenes preparation…), the two have sealed their fate together as a married couple. After the ceremony comes arguably the best part: the open bar, awesome food…

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She Tells Me Dance – MIKA In French Posted by on Aug 17, 2016

La Musique is proven to help you learn languages. Having something to sing while you take a shower is a fun and easy way to improve even when you wouldn’t think you have the time and finding a song catchy enough to start singing without thinking about it is even better! There are many tubes…

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Oh oh oh oh . . . C’est Cloclo! Posted by on Aug 16, 2016

Les JO continuent au Brésil. (The Olympics continue in Brazil.) So let’s had back to sunny Rio, cette semaine (this week) in the company of another famous French singer. Claude François, known affectionately as Cloclo, was a very popular artist in the French speaking world (and beyond) from the late 50’s through his tragic death…

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Large–And Extra-Large–French Numbers Posted by on Aug 15, 2016

Some of the most popular posts on this site are those that involve French numbers. There is good reason for this–French numbers are known for being somewhat tricky. In what other language, for example, would you have to say “four twenties [and] ten” to mean ninety? (In French, ninety is quatre-vingt-dix.) If you are interested in…

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Do More with the French Word of the Day Posted by on Aug 11, 2016

How many of you subscribe to our French Word of the Day? (If you’re not subscribed—don’t miss out!) How many of you open the email religiously, read and listen to the new word and phrase, then close the email and forget all about it? We’re not judging—you’re not the only one! That minute or two…

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Allons au Brésil! / Let’s go to Brazil! Posted by on Aug 9, 2016

Les Jeux Olympiques (les JO) viennent de commencer à Rio.* (The Olympics have started in Rio, Brazil.) In honor of the games (which I love!) and Brazil (which is a lovely country), another song this week. A French one of course, but one that captures the spirit and joy of Rio, of Brazil, and of…

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My Favorite French Recipe Posted by on Aug 8, 2016

My favorite French recipe, the one I use every week–if not every day–is deceptively simple. But once you begin using it, you’ll never be able to go back. There aren’t any precise measurements, but that’s what makes it special: add a little bit of this, a pinch of that, to adjust the recipe to your…

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